Looks Great In An Armband

Wearables are one of today’s biggest tech trends.  For the uninitiated, “wearables” is the collective term for all the smart gadgets that are worn like regular accessories (e.g. Google Glass, Apple Watch, Fitbit bands, etc).   Wearables are so hot right now, even non-tech companies want in.  Enter the wearable banana.

Dole, the world’s largest producer of fruits and vegetables, has been a major sponsor of the Tokyo Marathon since 2008.  For this year’s race, they felt they could do more than just hand out ordinary bananas.  Engineers slipped an LED display, sensors, and a small battery into each piece of fruit,  allowing it to tell runners their elapsed time and heart rate.  And best of all, you can it eat when you are done.  This is the selling feature, because the last time I ate a Jawbone Up, I was met with explosive diarrhea.

Via CNET

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13 Responses to Looks Great In An Armband

  1. OR, you could just eat a banana and not run a marathon. (Guys, yesterday I had french toast and pasta and carrot cake–not all at one meal, that would truly be flying too close to the sun–and I feel disgusting today. Totally worth it.)

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      French toast sounds super good right now – I did not bring enough food to work, and just ate Goldfish crackers as my lunch. I have been trying to control my candy habit, but yesterday, everything was so annoying, and I ate a million pieces of candy and more pizza than I usually would. Sometimes it’s worth it to just eat all the food.

  2. artdorkgirl says:

    I’m going to hijack this for a sec to say I’VE FINISHED MY CAPSTONE PAPER!! It’s all dissertation work from here on out, baby! WHOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  3. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    Didn’t Flanny run a marathon where she got beer and donuts? Even with all the technology included, a banana doesn’t sound as good as that.

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